Ronny Cronbaugh

Ronny Cronbaugh

Ronny Cronbaugh


Ronny Cronbaugh, age 87 of Marengo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2024 following a long battle with cancer. Private family graveside services will be held. The family is planning a Celebration of Life gathering in the summer of 2024. Memorials will go to the River Valley Dialysis, of Marengo, or the Hope for All program, also of Marengo. Memorials and cards may be sent to the family in care of Kloster Funeral Home 298 W. Washington St., Marengo, Iowa 52301.

Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with final arrangements.

Ronny is survived by his wife Karen; his son Jim (Sarah) Cronbaugh of Marengo; his daughter Dennice Cronbaugh of Marengo; four grandchildren, Bryant (Monica) Cronbaugh of Sanford NC, Justin Mullnix (Candice) of Marion, Michelle Jones (Jon) of Williamsburg, and Elizabeth Hunt (Nick) of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren, Colter, Lane, and Cecilia Cronbaugh, Kayna, Bryson, and Tayden Mullnix, Jenz Jones, and Mills Hunt. Also surviving is his brother Bob (Sandy) Cronbaugh of North Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Marlo, and brother Darrell in infancy.

Ronny Quinten Cronbaugh was born May 9, 1936 in Belle Plaine, Iowa at the Corn Belt Hospital. He was the son of Arlo and Leta Cooperider Cronbaugh. Ronny attended the Kona Kona country school northwest of Marengo and graduated from the Marengo High School in 1955. He married Karen Brown on April 20, 1958 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marengo. Ron also served in the Iowa National Guard. He was a farmer by profession, raising animals and crops. He was known for raising registered purebred quarter horses. Ronny also drove bus for the Marengo High School, and the Industrial Transportation bus to Amana Refrigeration for many years. He loved riding his horses. He and Karen saw many different states from the backs of their horses. His family was a priority and he loved the many get-togethers and reunions over the years. Ronny was a friendly guy and always stopped and took the time to talk and visit with his many friends.

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